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What does civic engagement look like in a pandemic? Here are five tips.

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What does civic engagement look like in a pandemic? Here are five tips.

04.24.20 09:59 AM

Just over a century ago, America grappled with another pandemic. But government censorship, such as the Sedition Act of 1918, meant Americans—health officials, journalists, and engaged citizens—weren’t empowered to harness the power of the free flow of ideas to protect their safety and advocate for their beliefs. (In fact, the “Spanish flu” received its name because, unlike the countries fighting in World War I who suppressed any coverage of the outbreak to prevent damaging morale, Spain did not prohibit its press from covering the disease). Thankfully, 100-plus years of First Amendment jurisprudence have changed that, putting people in a stronger position to use their civil liberties during crisis. Government should not be imposing blanket bans on the exercise of constitutional freedoms. However, how we exercise foundational rights may change for a time to protect public health. So while we stay vigilant of the coronavirus and our rights, here are some tips to understand how to exercise civil liberties during the crisis Get creative about ways to engage virtually Americans already use social media to get the news and interact with people across the country or the other side of the world. Guidelines designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 now […]

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